I Think I Waited (A Poem)

People gathered together in Nigeria.

I think I waited for you.
Waited to hear news full of hope–
news about redemption,
about freedom.

The news rung out in headlines:
Around 100 kidnapped women and children rescued in Nigeria.”
A win! A victory! A glimpse
at the work of God, whose might and compassion
No one can fathom.

Let’s dance. Let’s hug. Let’s celebrate
whenever freedom and truth ring out.
Life is too short not to.

At the same time,
let’s remember…
remember those
still hugging pillows at night,
tears in their eyes as they
hold their loved ones in their hearts.

Let us never forget the pain,
the anguish,
the waiting
that happened
all so that
these people
could be free
once again.

(c) 2021 Annalee Hoover


While we must celebrate every victory, we cannot lose sight of the huge epidemic of kidnappings happening in Nigeria over the past couple of months. Many kidnappers are bandits, holding people captive for ransom. While these captives were reportedly released without a ransom being met, others have not been so lucky, and spend another day in capitivity.

Please continue to pray:

  • For these people held captive.
  • For their families and loved ones, as they wait for their loved ones to be released.
  • That nearby Christians would help those in need.

    Please also think of giving to those nonprofits that work directly with Nigeria. Thank you.

Always Loved by a Beautiful God

This post is not really related to the Chibok girls or Nigeria, but I wanted to share what Jesus is doing in my heart and mind. Please keep the Chibok girls in your heart and mind.


“Do you love God because He is useful, or because He is beautiful?”

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Exciting News!

One Chibok girl, by the name of Alima, has been found!!! This is a time for celebration and thanksgiving!!!

Watch the video below for more. This, more than anything, proves that at least some of the Chibok girls are still out there.

There is still hope!

Please pray with me for the rest of the Chibok girls. You can find their names and pictures here.

In Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus has a heart for each of these young women– and for you. Learn more about His Love for you, and how He has proven it, here.

Justice in Nigeria & Benin

Finally, some justice has been done in Nigeria. SARS, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was full of people who were killing others without a judicial process. While these SARS members were released, they have now been brought back to the Benin High Court. One of them, by the name of Joseph Omotosho, has been put to death for his crime.

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